Blackjack is one of the most famous and popular card games in the world. Blackjack is unique in that it has relatively simple rules and is played live between a player and a dealer, 24 hours a day, with one standard deck of 52 cards.
The dealer deals the cards, two to the player and one to themselves. If the player doesn’t get a “blackjack” on the first deal, a second round begins where the player is dealt additional cards until the total value of the cards in their hand is between 17 and 21 or they go bust. If the player’s hand is between 17 and 21, the dealer deals cards to themselves in the same manner. If the player goes bust, the dealer wins, and vice versa. The game can end in a draw if both opponents have the same total and have 17 or more without going bust.
Bets can be placed on the winner of the game, a draw, a win with a blackjack, a win by number of cards, a win by number of points, and either side going bust.
In addition to their winnings, bettors can get a fantastic bonus in the form of a jackpot. There may be several in one game.
- TERMS AND DEFINITIONS IN THE GAME:
1.1. Event (game) – one complete deal, which begins with the cards being shuffled and ends when either the player or the dealer wins, or there is a draw.
1.2. Betting round – a period of time, measured with a countdown, during which bets are accepted. Each game includes at least one betting round. A second round of betting begins if the player doesn’t get a blackjack with their first two cards.
1.3. Odds – a numerical multiplier rounded to two decimal places that is assigned to a particular outcome in the game to determine how much the bettor’s total stake on this outcome will be multiplied by. It is used to calculate the bettor’s winnings if the result of the game matches the outcome or condition selected by the bettor. The odds indicate the mathematical probability of an outcome: the closer the odds are to one (1.00), the more likely it is that the outcome or condition of the bet will match the result of the game.
1.4. Value – a symbol that indicates a card’s position in the deck, from two to ace (2 = two, 3 = three, 4 = four, 5 = five, 6 = six, 7 = seven, 8 = eight, 9 = nine, 10 = ten, J = jack, Q = queen, K = king, A = ace).
1.5. Suit – one of the card attributes. There are four suits (hearts ♥, diamonds ♦, spades ♠, and clubs ♣), and the symbol for each is marked on the card along with the value.
1.6. Deck – a set of 52 (fifty-two) cards with a unique barcode containing cards of all thirteen values (from two to ace) in each of the four suits.
1.7 Shuffling machine – a special, certified device for randomly shuffling cards.
1.8. Shoe – a device from which the cards are taken to be dealt to players during the game.
1.9. Cut card – a special black plastic card that is not used in the game; it is used only to cover the bottom card of the deck after shuffling so that it cannot be seen.
1.10 Blackjack – when the value of the first two cards to be dealt is equal to 21 (Ace + any picture card or 10). It is the highest scoring combination in the game. A blackjack always wins, even if the opponent has 21 or any other cards that aren’t a blackjack. If both the dealer and the player have a blackjack, the game ends in a draw.
1.11. Player to win – a result of the game where the player has more points than the dealer, or the dealer goes bust.
1.12. Dealer to win – a result of the game where the dealer has more points than the player, or the player goes bust.
1.13. Draw – a result of the game where the player and the dealer have the same number of points.
1.14. Blackjack win – a result of the game where either the player or the dealer wins with a blackjack.
1.15. Player to win with a blackjack – a result of the game where the player wins with a blackjack.
1.16. Dealer to win with a blackjack – a result of the game where the dealer wins with a blackjack.
1.17. Win with 2 cards – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with two cards in their hand.
1.18. Win with 3 cards – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with three cards in their hand.
1.19. Win with 4 cards – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with four cards in their hand.
1.20. Win with 5 cards – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with five cards in their hand.
1.21. Win with 17 – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with a total of 17 points.
1.22. Win with 18 – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with a total of 18 points.
1.23. Win with 19 – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with a total of 19 points.
1.24. Win with 20 – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with a total of 20 points.
1.25. Win with 21 – a result of the game where the player or the dealer wins with a total of 21 points.
1.26. Bust – a result of the game where the player or the dealer goes over 21 points.
1.27. No bust – a result of the game where neither the player nor the dealer goes over 21 points.
1.28. Bet – an outcome or condition, chosen from the list of markets, which the bettor believes will match the actual result of the game.
1.29. Stake – the amount of money that the bettor offers to the bookmaker. The stake is multiplied by the odds to determine the amount of winnings awarded in the event that their bet or bets win.
1.30. Current game – a round of the game on which bets can be placed at the current moment. A countdown to the next card draw in any round of the current game is shown on the broadcast monitor.
1.31. Upcoming games – rounds of the game on which bets can be placed at the current moment, but which will only take place after the current game or others following it.
1.32. Bet slip – an electronic or printed document confirming the transaction (bet) concluded between the bettor and the bookmaker on one or more bets. The bet slip contains the following details: date, time, bet slip number, information about the bets, total stakes, overall odds, type of bet (single, accumulator or system), etc. Bets on the current game and/or subsequent games of the same type can be added to the bet slip, as can bets on other games.
1.33. Standard bet slip – a bet slip on which the bets, odds and winnings are calculated according to the rules for single bets.
1.34. Combination bet slip – a bet slip on which the bets, odds, and winnings are calculated according to the rules for accumulator or system bets.
1.35. Single – a way of calculating a bet slip where the total winnings are determined by simply adding up the winnings from each bet on the bet slip.
1.36. Accumulator – a way of calculating a combination bet slip where the total winnings are determined by multiplying the overall stake on the bet slip by the overall odds, which are in turn calculated by multiplying together the odds of the constituent bets, provided that all the bets win.
1.37. List of markets – a full list of all the markets offered to bettors which includes the following information: market code, market name (winning conditions), and odds. Bets on the game are accepted based on the outcomes in the list of markets.
1.38. Outcome – one of the options in the list of markets. This could be an exact result or a condition which must be met that allows the bettor to predict the result of the game with a certain level of probability, which is expressed in the size of the odds for this outcome.
1.39. Market code – a unique number included in the printed list of markets or on the monitor showing the broadcast and used to identify a particular market in the betting software.
1.40. Jackpot – a potential bonus available in addition to the bet slip winnings which is awarded at random. The current jackpot amount is displayed on the game broadcast monitor and is awarded in all other games.
1.41. Mega jackpot – a potential bonus available in addition to the bet slip winnings which is larger than a regular jackpot. It is awarded at random, but less frequently than the regular jackpot. The current mega jackpot amount is displayed on the game broadcast monitor and can be won in all games.
1.42. Blackjack jackpot – a potential bonus available in addition to the bet slip winnings which is awarded at random and consists of contributions from bets placed by all bettors in Blackjack games.
- RULES OF THE GAME:
2.1. The game is played between a player and the dealer. The dealer’s cards are located closer to the dealer, while the player’s cards are further away.
2.2. Points are assigned to the cards in accordance with their value in the deck: 2 – two points, 3 – three points, 4 – four points, 5 – five points, 6 – six points, 7 – seven points, 8 – eight points, 9 – nine points, 10 – ten points. The picture cards are an exception: J (jack) – ten points, Q (queen) – ten points, K (king) – ten points, A (ace) – one or, if possible without causing a bust, eleven points.
2.3. The object of the game is for one opponent to collect more points than the other, without exceeding 21 points.
2.4. Only three outcomes are possible in the game: the player wins, the dealer wins, or there is a draw.
2.5. In the first round, the dealer deals one card to the player, one to the dealer, and then one more to the player.
2.6 If the player gets a blackjack in the first round, and if the dealer has an Ace, King, Queen, Jack or 10, then the dealer receives another card in the second round, and if the dealer then gets a blackjack, the game ends in a draw. Otherwise, the player wins. If the dealer does not have one of the abovementioned cards, they will not receive a second card and the game ends with the player winning.
2.7. The current game can have one or two betting rounds, during which standard and/or combination bet slips are accepted on the game.
2.7.1. It is possible to place more than one bet on the current game using the same bet slip. Bettors can place several bets on the same game using a standard bet slip only.
2.7.2. During the betting rounds for a game, bettors can add one outcome for any upcoming Blackjack games to a combination bet slip in addition to bets on the current game; however, only one bet per game is permitted.
2.7.3. During the betting round for the current Blackjack game, bettors can add several bets for any other Blackjack games or other TVBet games to a combination bet slip; however, only one bet per game is permitted, and the countdown to the start of the LIVE broadcasts of these games must be taken into account to ensure that the outcomes included are still valid when the bet slip is submitted.
2.7.4. Bets on different rounds of the current game cannot be combined.
2.8. If the results of any game included in a combination bet slip are canceled due to technical or other reasons, the odds for all bets on this game are changed to one (1.00) and are included when calculating the new overall odds for the bet slip.
2.9. When the jackpot is won, the winner is notified by a message on their bet slip and in the broadcast.
2.9.1. The jackpot can only be won by a bettor with a winning bet slip.
2.9.2. The winnings from the jackpot are added to the amount to be paid out for the winning bet slip.
2.10. Game settings that are regulated by the betting company:
2.10.1. Jackpot management
2.10.2. Maximum and minimum stake, the maximum winnings from a bet slip or outcome, and other financial limits
2.10.3. Odds in the list of markets and changes to these odds
- GAME PROCEDURE:
3.1. Each new game begins with the shuffled deck being removed from the shuffling machine and put in the shoe.
3.2. When the first betting round ends, the dealer gives one card to the player, one to the dealer, and then one more to the player. If the player gets a blackjack in the first round, and if the dealer does not have an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, or 10, the player wins. In all other instances, the second betting round begins.
3.3. When the second betting round ends, the dealer gives cards to the player until they have between 17 and 21 points or go bust. If they go bust, the dealer wins.
3.4. If the player already has 17 to 21 points, the dealer stops giving cards to them and begins giving cards to themselves. The dealer deals cards to themselves until they have between 17 and 21 points or go bust. If they go bust, the player wins.
3.5. If both the player and the dealer get 17 to 21 points, no more cards are dealt, and whoever has more points wins. If both the player and the dealer have the same number of points, the game ends in a draw.
3.6. Whoever gets a blackjack always wins, unless both the player and the dealer get a blackjack, in which case the game ends in a draw.
- SPECIAL CASES:
4.1. Voided games (results). A game or its result may be voided if:
4.1.1. the scanner cannot read a card, or the scanner readings do not match the card on the table
4.1.2. there are technical issues, including errors on the part of the dealer, internet connection problems, or technical faults in the studio
4.1.3. Errors on the part of the dealer which may lead to the cancelation of a game:
22.214.171.124. a card (or cards) is (are) marked or damaged
126.96.36.199. due to an error on the part of the dealer, a card (or cards) falls (fall) off the table or is (are) not visible on the screen
188.8.131.52. the dealer incorrectly scans a card (or cards) and as a result, the scanner readings do not match the card (or cards) on the table
4.1.4. If the results of a game are voided, all bets on the game in question are voided and refunded to bettors (settled at odds of one (1.00)).
4.2. “Burning” cards. If the dealer draws a card from the shoe during a betting round and, by doing so, reveals the face of that card to bettors, this card is “burned” and cannot be used in that game. The dealer will make this known to the bettors and place the card face down on their right-hand side. Once the betting round has ended, the dealer will draw the next card from the shoe and continue the game.
4.3. Discrepancies between the broadcast of a game and the information on a bet slip accepted on that same round of the game (different odds, a winning or losing hand declared incorrectly) are considered technical errors. Bets placed on such a game will be considered void if the bettor can provide sufficient evidence of an error in the broadcast (such as a photo or video clip).
- ORGANIZATION OF THE GAME:
5.1. Games are held live, 24/7, with maintenance breaks.
5.1.1. TVBet has the right to change the duration of rounds in a game and the time for accepting bets before a round begins.
5.1.2. Scheduled maintenance works are carried out every Tuesday (7:00–8:00 GMT+2).
- CARDS AND THE DECK:
6.1. If one or more cards fall off the table or disappear from bettors’ view, the deck is replaced.
6.2. The deck is replaced if one or more cards are marked or damaged.
6.4. The game uses a standard deck of 52 (fifty-two) cards. Each card has a unique bar code which is scanned when the card is dealt using a scanner built into the table.
- EQUIPMENT USED IN THE GAME:
7.1. A standard deck of 52 (fifty-two) cards
7.2. A cut card
7.3. A table with two boxes, one each for the player and the dealer
7.4. A card shoe
7.5. A scanner built into the table
7.6. A shuffling machine
- LIST OF MARKETS AND ODDS:
A list of all markets and odds is available in game